BRTB (Baltimore Regional Transportation Board) Press Release

Contact: Barbara Herron, 410-732-9564  

BALTIMORE (March 6, 2013) - The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) and the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) invite you to a workshop on the new Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). The workshop will be held on Monday, March 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1500 Whetstone Way, in the Locust Point section of Baltimore City. BMC is accessible by the Number 1 bus, or the Banner Route of the Charm City Circulator. Covered bicycle parking is available in our parking garage.

TAP is a new federal program under MAP-21 that replaces the Transportation Enhancement, Safe Routes to School and Recreational Trails programs. TAP provides funding for programs and small projects defined as transportation alternatives, including:
  • on- and off road pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  • enhanced mobility for non-drivers, including children, seniors, and people with disabilities
  • conversion of abandoned railroad corridors to trails
  • historic preservation or archeological activities
  • environmental mitigation, wildlife or vegetation management
SHA will also provide information about the separate Recreational Trails and Maryland Bikeways programs at the workshop.

Eligible sponsors for TAP projects include local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts and agencies, and other appropriate local or regional governmental entities. Sponsors must be able to provide at least twenty percent of the cost of the proposed project in matching funds.

SHA will accept applications for FY13 and FY14 through May 15. Applications will be evaluated by the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Baltimore region.

For more information about the workshop, contact Heather Strassberger at 410-732-0500, x1025, or at

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The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) is the federally-recognized Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation in the Baltimore region. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) staff provides technical and staff support to the BRTB. BMC is the organization of the region's elected executives who are committed to identifying regional interests and developing collaborative strategies, plans and programs which will improve the quality of life and economic vitality throughout the region.


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 Barbara Herron
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